Rebated steel combat at Ravensborg is currently sponsored and managed by Skjaldborg. A complete summary of Skjaldborg combat rules is available in the "Resources and Files" section of this website.
In general, weapons and combat etiquette that are appropriate for the Vikings-UK/NA/Vinland, Jomsviking, and Regia will be acceptable at Ravensborg. Some site specific rules exist, however, and it is the fighters responsibility to understand the rules and ask questions if they do not. All equipment must meet both safety and authenticity standards and will be made available to event staff for inspection.
For complete information, please see the Skjaldborg Combat Handbook in the Resources/File section.
There will be training sessions during the event. Failure to participate in training sessions may result in being prohibited from open or public fighting.
Combat must be engaged in with a courteous and friendly manner while maintaining the competitive environment of martial activities. Any overly violent/discourteous actions can result in the participant being removed from combat.
We do allow both "Eastern" and "Western" fighting. The default is "Western". Any "Eastern" fighting will be announced in advance and each participant must verbally acknowledge their participation.
Important points to keep in mind are: